Set I: Spectacle, Bernstein & Chasnoff, Reactor > Shelby Rose (><) > Reactor, Pilin' it High, House Dog Party Favor
Set II: The Tunnel, The Very Moon > Save the Robots, Svenghali > Hot Air Balloon
Encore: Floes > Svenghali, Izzo Jam
November 20, 2007
Brownstein and Altman - Rebuild Asbury Park
This venue is really cool. It's a old theatre at a 1920's convention center/train station. Outdoors, it's got the dirty NJ ocean, and the old 'broke-down' beach front. It was featured on a Soprano's episode and provides a rare and untouched glimps into a different era, when the jersey shoreline was thriving and vibrant with restaurants, etc. Don't wander after dark though. It seems like there may be lots of homeless people. It's ironic because right next door to the Asbury Park is a really nice town with multi-million dollar properties. It's just a very odd separation/border-line; probably due to stringent development strategies and misplaced capital planning contracts.
Anyhow...the show is a good, quality show. It's not spectacular, as they said it would be. It seems like Barber got inspired by talking with 'Al' of moe. and decided to just kind of wail/thrash on some songs. no complaints - it sounds good in 'theatres'.
In any regard, the disco biscuits are good guys and played to a beer garden drenched, garden state crowd. The first couple songs has the sound quality completely ruined at certain points by this guy who “get’s too excited sometimes” as he put it. He seems like he’s a nice enough guy; and cheers a fair amount in the beginning. Prior to one of the trance portions, he says something like “you ready for this???”, the apologizes. :) hey, buddy..."i'm gonna get you swan. stop lookin at me swan"
save the robots is quality de-construction, a dark irony when considering the venue. svenghali is always good.
everybody loves 'sammy' :)